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Trying to dig a duck pond in a protected coastal marine area saw a duck shooter come close to being prosecuted for his trouble. The keen shooter borrowed a digger to illegally excavate a pond next to his maimai in February. The stuck digger. It has since...

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Long sunny spells and warm temperatures mark the transition from winter to spring this week.  The two weather systems that brought periods of rain today are expected to weaken off tomorrow. By Wednesday, a broad ridge of high pressure takes control...

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A feathery couple of oystercatchers on Mount Main Beach have come back this year to ‘get it on'. For the past two years the two oystercatchers, affectionately named Harry and Sophie, nested and raised their babies on the beach, and have returned...

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It was an appeal straight from the heart. “I am here to ask you kindly for your support…” That was little Natalia Jourdain of Room 6 at Pyes Pa Primary School pitching her ‘Hand on Heart' project to the school assembly. “Because...

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New Zealand's fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries and Spring Sheep Milk Co.  Spring Sheep...

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Coromandel Marine Farmers Association's plans to expand Sugarloaf Wharf by been put on hold for at least six months, says the Thames-Coromandel District Council. CoroMFA spokesperson Gilbert James says that due to an appeal about the zoning of the...

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A soft bottom expert - Biological sciences professor at the University of Waikato Conrad Pilditch, is talking up the importance of the health of harbour bottoms, mudflats and estuaries at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club on Monday night. Conrad...

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Strong winds that bashed the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel overnight are forecast to continue today. The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for both regions with the possibility of westerly winds rising to severe gale strength for most of...

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A severe weather watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel as a heavy rain band moves down the country. A deep low approaches the country from the north Tasman Sea today, then crosses New Zealand tonight and Friday, bringing significant...

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Hay fever sufferers have the warmer winter to blame for the fast start to the sneeze season as pollen blankets the region. The Bay of Plenty and Coromandel has this week been covered in a dusting of pollen, evident on the roads, puddles...

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Ice and snow on the Desert Road. Photo by Matt Rossiter. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz